Attorney General candidate Chris Koster announced that the campaign has hired Democratic strategist Nick Baldick to serve as general consultant.
From the press release:
Baldick, the President and founder of the consulting firm Hilltop Public Solutions, previously served as John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign manager, State Director for Vice President Al Gore’s winning New Hampshire primary effort, and State Director of Clinton-Gore 96′s successful effort to win Florida for the first time in 20 years. He also served for 5 years as a principal at Dewey Square, where he enacted grassroots and public affairs strategies. Baldick will advise the campaign as it staffs up for the August 2008 primary.
“Nick’s experience as one of the national Democratic Party’s top strategists will be a great asset to our campaign,” Koster said. “With his guidance, Missourians for Koster will build a statewide organization and continue to build momentum in the race for Attorney General.”
Along with the hiring of Baldick, the campaign announced the departure of Elisabeth Smith, who is leaving to serve as the communications director on a top-tier Midwestern congressional race.